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Women on the Edge-WHistler

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Thinking about booking this when we go in March. Has anyone tried it, or heard anything about it?
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I hear it is fab Helen, and i plan on doing it this season for the first time (Dates havent matched before). I do have experience on the other programmes in Whistler (Esprit, Dave Murray, Extremely), any questions please ask. snowHead
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Sounds intriguing - what is it, Helen or Robbie?
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this is the link
http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/school/womenonly.asp
has great reviews
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Robbie, can I book it online anywhere, all the other porgrammes seem to be there but not that, I was planning on the 25-26th March one.
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Helen Beaumont, You should be able to certainly, but you might have to wait until after September 7, when season passes, lift tickets, etc go on sale. If not, you can certainly book it over the phone with guest relations.
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Robbie, think I can wait 4 days!!!!
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After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Oh yeah. Hurrah - does that mean winter is almost here?
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lol it does sound like one of those menopausal womens retreats !

Wow- link looks good tho !
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Have booked this now for March 25th and 26th.
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Robbie,

what did you think of the Extremely Canadian programme, like you I have done the Ski Esprit and Dave Murray on prior trips. How extreme is it and how good a skier do you have to be to enjoy it (and survive)?
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I'd be interested to know that too - I don't think I'm quite extreme enough yet in the ability stakes (still have trouble on the double diamonds!) but I'm going to be in Whistler for a good while next season, so I reckon that I'll be good enough at some stage. I heard it gets booked up pretty early so I thought I'd book it sooner rather than later (ie before we get there) but just need to judge when to do it. I have a Platinum pass so I may go for it several times Cool
I too have done a Dave Murray Camp. Our Ex-racer instructor is now an extreme skier and she took us down the tricky Cockolorum entrance in near zero-visibilty - is Extremely Canadian more extreme than that? Shocked snowHead


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Hi guys, stuarth, i would say it is just like what your DM coach did. But, both of you;, Extremely Canadian is EXCELLENT, with really good coaches, and so long as you mentally want to push it they will take you places suited to your ability. They do get a wide spread of people i promise, and will look at your own skiing levels and do whats appropriate. Go for it, both of you, and have a blast! snowHead
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Cheers Robbie, took the plunge yesterday and booked a couple of goes at it in mid and end feb - I'll have done a few Dave Murray Camps by then so should be nicely warmed up!! snowHead
The extremely canadian decompression sessions look 'interesting'!! snowHead snowHead
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I did a 2 day thing with Extremely Canadian a couple of years back. Very good fun snowHead snowHead snowHead
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Good on you stuarth, you'll have fun. When are you doing the DM camps? I'll be there Jan, and again March. snowHead
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Robbie, I've got a good scattering of them, booked a few DM camps in January (10-12th and 24-26th) also doing a supercamp(level IV instructors on 22-23 Jan), leaving me a bit of time for watching the snowboarding world championships hopefully.
I've got a couple more DM camps booked in February, but haven't sorted out March and April yet - got to get the most out of my platinum card!! Still being there for March depends on me surviving the Extremely Canadian thing!! twice!! snowHead
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Hey stuarth,
just searching old posts for lesson info - I'm wondering about lessons over in Whistler too - I notice you're doing the SuperCamp before the DM - why?

David

PS I'm there 22-5 feb - you?
Keep an eye out for a bright green jacket - maybe we'll meet in the DM?
(Shame there are NO SNOWHEADS STICKERS ah well Wink
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lbt,
I'm also supposed to be doing a DM today unfortunately standing in a -16C snow pit for 3 hours has done nothing for my health so I'm off to the med centre. I'm here for the season and have a platinum unlimited lesson pass so I've got all sorts booked, when are you doing your DM course, good chance i'll be doing one then. I'll keep an eye out, what sort of level are you?
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I'm waiting for confirmation but 24-26 Jan so we should at least be there at the same time... however:
My coach says I'm mid level advanced. ie proper parallel turns.
Immediate goals are: upper/lower seperation, angulation, fix my A frame.

So I doubt we'll be in the same group... Smile
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Yep I've got one booked for then too. snowHead
The DM corse is definitely the right one for sorting out what you want to do, first day is loads of technical stuff on short turns (upper body seperation, pivoting, steering, etc...) and how it applies to bumps steeps and slalom, next day (which I didn't do this time because the doc has signed me off skiing for a few days Sad ) moves onto faster GS turns, edging and getting performance through the turns, can't remember what the last day was except it involved a proper race which was great fun.
This year they let you pick your own level (last year the ruthlessly decided for you!! wink ), basically it is dependent on how fast you want to go and what terrain you want to ski.

If I don't catch up with you then and you fancy meeting up for a ski and/or a beer drop me a message and we can sort something.
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Well, now for the conclusion. An excellent course run in partnership with Whistler/Blackcomb ski school by Stephanie Sloane. There was 5 of us on the 2 day course last week, and we were split into 2 groups, Stephanie taking the lower abilty group(myself included) and Jenny the more adventurous remainder. Interestingly I was the only 'tourist' the remainder being Whistlerites, regular weekenders and season workers. Hubby found that in his ski group too. The first day was spent on Blackcomb moutain correcting stance, angulation, upper body separation etc. We were videoed after lunch (do I really ski that bad), and we watched the resulting horror film over drinks and free appetizers in the bar afterwards.We also tried some small moguls. Day 2 it had snowed really hard, and my boots were killing me from the day before. I found day 2 really hard work, my technique for the ungroomed stuff dreadful (previously in France I had been told to redistribute my weight more evenly across both skis in deeper stuff, but Steph said it wasn't deep enough to need to do that). A great course, whoch would be more popular I'm sure if it was allowed an advertising budget. Stephanie said she used to have her own brochure and posters but not anymore, and the popularity of the course is suffering as a result. Many join the course simply by word of mouth. I can't remember where I heard abnout it now, but certainly not from Whistler/Blackcomb website, although you can book the course there. The course was good if hard work, and the only thing that probably let me down was my fitness (could keep up on Day 1 but lagged behind by day 2 and left the group before the end of the day).
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